Nov 18, 2019
Horseback riders are entitled to ride on the ski trails at West Bragg Creek until Nov 30. Of course, as we see every year, a few of them make sure to exercise their rights, making a mess of the groomed trails in the process.
Have you been following the discussion on the trip reports regarding this issue?
Groomer Bill has responded with polite, reasonable, helpful comments, and this one wins the day…
I think Darcy like many other equestrian riders are frustrated with their dwindling range to practice their sport. They are being pushed out of many areas. WBC is one of the very few places in Alberta where all these outdoor activities are welcome and encouraged.
We are trying to make WBC a showcase area to show people how we can all co-exist. This exercise is invariably going to have conflicts and growing pains. The idea is to talk about our issues in a fair and reasonable manor and solve them as best we can. Everyone needs to show tolerance and respect for their fellow users and the trails. Show people we can work together to make WBC an amazing facility for outdoor enthusiasts.
Snow on the way
“A low pressure system moving into Alberta tonight will bring snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 centimetres for parts of the province on Tuesday. Snow will begin later tonight in southwestern Alberta, and will track eastward early Tuesday morning. Snow will taper off by Wednesday morning as the system moves through Saskatchewan.”
I’ve studied the forceasts from Windy.com, Mountain Forecast, Weather Network, and Ventusky, and it predicts the most snow in the front ranges which includes West Bragg Creek. Calgary, Strathmore and the Cypress Hills should also be on the receiving end of about 10 cm.
Lesser amounts are forecast for Lake Louise, PLPP, and Banff.